Game 4 – Shea Stadium
Once again three innings of a pitchers duel Jerry Koosman and Dave Leonhard. Frank Robinson leads off the 4th with a walk, Boog Powell goes down swinging, Davey Johnson grounds out and Frank Robinson moves to 2nd. Andy Etchebarren doubles off the wall in left center giving the Orioles a 1-0 lead. The pitchers mow them down until the 6th when Ron Swoboda belts a 349 foot over left. Game tied 1-1. Roger Nelson takes over pitching duties for the Orioles. Pitchers duel it out once more. Bottom of the 9th Moe Drabowsky walks Larry Stahl. Tommie Agee pinch runs. Ed Kranepool lines a single to left and Tommie Agee advances to 3rd. Art Shamsky is intentionally walked loading the bases. JC Martin grounds to Mark Belanger who tosses it home and Andy Etchebarren tags out Tommie Agee preserving the tie. Bud Harrelson heads to third to pinch run. Cleon Jones comes to the plate with bases remaining loaded and strikes out, two down. Ed 'I hate him' Charles comes to the plate and laces a single to center. The Mets win 2-1. Winning pitcher and Game MVP Jerry Koosman goes the distance allows 5 hits, 4 walks, 1 run and 7 Ks. Moe Drabowsky takes the loss.
Mets lead series 3-1.
--submitted by Robert Chisholm--